Fly to Antarctica

FLY Across the Drake Passage - 16 Day Trip

FLY to Antarctica and JOIN a YACHT for the most up-close, personal, journey to ANTARCTICA


Sail. Explore. Discover.



We are an Expedition Sailboat Company

We sail in the World's Southern Ocean and Explore some of the last wild places. We take keen travelers, Adventureres, Scientists, and Mountaineers where they want to go. Explore Antarctica, the Beagle Channel, Isla de los Estados, the Falklands, the Darwin Range and Fjords, South Georgia
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Ocean Tramp is an Expedition sailing vessel built for the high latitudes. She is Aluminum hulled and has a very protected pilot house for steering. You want nothing less when going to Antarctica

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Ocean Tramp allows passengers to get up close to the ice. Her size allows provides maneuverability and flexibility. We can get into places larger boats can not. We can also take advantage of opportunities as they arise – amazing light, a breaching whale, and that perfect shot.

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and our exciting destinations

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and where we go!

Where Do We Go?

Choose Your Next Southern Ocean Sailing Adventure


Sail or FLY to the White Continent and experience Antarctica how it is supposed to be experienced. First hand, up close, personal. Spend time watching penguins, whales, seals. Explore old whaling stations, science bases

Isla de Los Estados

Only very recently opened to the public, Quixote Expeditions is one of very few who have permits to this island. Isla de los Estados is home to King penguins, a former prison colony, and the site of the famed Jule Verne Novel “Lighthouse at the end of the World”, join us to explore this remote island nature preserve

Upcoming Trips!

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We don’t just go to amazing places, we also interact with them. On every expedition we bring an active research scientist so that they can take samples, observations, or other data for their research. Why? We care about the places we go. We want our guests to be involved in first hand research. We think its important.
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Who Travels with Us?

See what past guests have said about their adventure

Curious Minds

Adventurous Souls



Thanks for this amazing journey... The amazing sunrise in the Magellan Straits, the Commerson dolphins playing at the bow and the huge rainbow at sunset during the crossing... are some of my best memories.  I feel lucky for being able to journey like this.


I can not begin to say how much I enjoyed my time on Ocean Tramp! Your confidence and competence made for such a wonderful adventure. Thank you for getting around a spectacular part of the world in such comfort.




We are proud to be a member of IAATO – a community or Antarctic Tour Operators that works together to protect Antarctica and give the best possible experience to each and every visitor.

Leave No Trace

We are proud to be a partner with Leave No Trace and support the seven Leave No Trace Principles on our trips.

Eco-Friendly Travel

Quixote Expeditions uses technology and simplicity to offer some of the most eco-friendly, efficient, and minimal impact trips.
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Solar Panels are in use onboard to help supply the boat with power
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Motion sensor faucets help limit wasteful water consumption
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LED lights on the entire boat cut down on power consumption by nearly 90%
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With a wind generator, we harness the wind’s power and use it onboard

Latest updates from the vessel

blogs updates from onboard
  • Top Ten Pieces of Gear to Bring to Antarctica Polar Gear you won’t want to forget If you are planning a trip to Antarctica you are most likely joining a ship and exploring the Antarctic Peninsula – which is an amazing place. We’ve helped guide…

  • Denver Penguin Researcher selected to join Antarctic Expedition Expedition tour operator sponsors scientist to study mercury pollution in the Southern Ocean FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina. David Schutt, a master’s student at the University of Colorado Denver, has been selected to join…

  • Happy World Otter Day! Quixote Expeditions is excited to celebrate WORLD OTTER DAY!!  In the height of the Austral Summer we are in Antarctica, but on the sides of the season Quixote Expedition supports Argentine Scientist Alejandro Valenzuela study otters on Isla de los Estados….

  • Science in Antarctica 2017-2018 Season: David Schutt and Mercury Accumulation Gentoo Penguins Mercury Bioaccumulation David Schutt will be one of two Quixote Expedition’s Guest Scientists for the 2017-2018 Antarctica Season.  David is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver and is studying mercury…

  •   Adventure Week Tierra del Fuego is Here!   This week is Adventure Week Tierra del Fuego, organized by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (of which we are a member), in conjunction with the government of the Argentine Province of Tierra del Fuego, Región de Magallanes…

  • Website to Highlight Antarctica Flight Options We are excited to announce a website that will help focus and draw attention to the Fly in / Fly out options for Antarctica next year. Please go check it out – give us feedback – share with…

  • This past Antarctic season we took some more samples for the Adventure Science Microplastic Initiative. One of the samples was taken from the middle of the Drake Passage. Sadly there were indeed some plastics in the sample – 10 pieces in one liter! Results are…

  • April 22, 2017 Los atardeceres y los amaneceres hacen mas llevaderas las guardias, donde alrededor solo se ve la inmensidad del oceano y cuando empieza la noche, o cuando te suena el despertador a las 03am para subir al timon, nos podemos deleitar con unos…

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